Saudi Arabia wants to go nuclear since Iran's sanctions were lifted


As various ones warned, the Iranian deal is causing concerns in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia wants to go nuclear:

January 21, 2016

Only days after the Obama White House announced the completion of the details of the nuclear deal with Iran that released billions of dollars to the rogue Islamic sponsor of terror in exchange for delays in its nuclear program, another Middle East government is calling for the launch of its own pathway to nuclear power, according to a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

According to a report from the Middle East Media Research Institute, the government daily Al-Riyadh published a call for a “road map” for building Saudi nuclear reactors “for peaceful purposes.”

MEMRI reported that since Obama’s Iran deal was announced last July, there have been many articles in the Saudi Arabian press calling on the government to develop its own military nuclear program.

That’s because it will not be long before the restrictions on Iran will expire, leaving the rogue nation “free to advance its nuclear program as it pleases.”

January 21, 2016

The Iranian foreign minister said Saudi Arabia is “panicking” because Tehran is relieved from sanctions as reports say Riyadh might seek nuclear weapons. Saudi Arabia is “panicking” due to improved relations between Iran and the West, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Thursday a few days after his Saudi counterpart refused to rule out seeking nuclear weapons from its ally Pakistan.

“We do not have a fight to pick with Saudi Arabia,” Zarif told CNN in an exclusive TV interview. “Unfortunately, the Saudis have had the illusion that backed by their Western allies, they could push Iran out of the equation in the region.”—20160121-0047.html

January 19, 2016

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has refused to rule out that it will seek a nuclear weapon if archrival Iran becomes a threat.

In an interview Tuesday, Reuters news agency asked Adel al-Jubeir whether Saudi Arabia would try to get a nuclear bomb if Iran obtained one, despite its agreement with six world powers. He responded that his country would do “whatever we need to do in order to protect our people.”

Jubeir said the end of Western sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear agreement would be welcome if Iran uses unfrozen funds to improve the living standards of its people.

But he said if the funds “go to support the nefarious activities of the Iranian regime, this will be a negative and it will generate a pushback.”

The Saudis, Israelis, and some American lawmakers opposed to the nuclear deal say they fear Iran may use the billions of dollars in unfrozen assets to fund terrorist groups and militias.

This is not a surprise.  I have long warned that Saudi Arabia was not in favor of the deal with Iran and was interested in military/nuclear steps. Notice something from a couple of older posts:

Perhaps it should be added that I heard on the radio that some believe that the result of a deal with Iran will mean that Pakistan will be selling/providing nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia and perhaps others in the Arab world. …

I would disagree with ABCthat this is a ‘win’ for powers like the USA.

The time may well come when Iran ‘overplays its hand.’  Since Iran is NOT the prophesied King of the South (Daniel 11:40-43), it may well be neutralized (cf. (Jeremiah 49:34-39) before that leader fully rises up.

Because leaders like Iran’s past and current presidents credit a non-existent Imam Mahdi for various events and its Supreme Leader has claimed to actually speak to him, the regime in Iran must be considered unstable and capable of taking steps that would seem illogical to outsiders. (Thiel B. Barack Obama praises Iran deal, Saudis want to take action, and Israel condemns the deal with Iran. July 14, 2015)

The Saudis have been a bit displeased with the USA and its handling of Iran and Syria in 2013.  The Saudis also seem to want leverage in dealing with the USA–telling the Lebanese to buy weapons from France could be a subtle hint from the Saudis that it is not completely dependent on the USA or it may be that the Saudis believe that the French will be easier for Lebanon to deal with, etc.

Something else to add to is the fact that the Saudis have apparently made some arrangements for acquiring nuclear weapons from Pakistan–the Middle East is becoming more dangerous. (Thiel B. Saudi Arabia is taking military steps.December 30, 2013)

Also, as I have written before, Pakistan may actually directly or indirectly temporarily support the final King of the South to the point that it may even provide some nuclear support.  It has long been rumored that Saudi Arabia has a deal to get nuclear weapons from Pakistan (see Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons, Saudi Arabia, and the King of the South).

Biblically, a military force of Arabs and others is inevitable. The force will be led by one called the King of the South in Bible prophecy:

40 “At the time of the end, the king of the south shall attack him, but the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships. And he shall come into countries and shall overflow and pass through. 41 He shall come into the glorious land. And tens of thousands shall fall, but these shall be delivered out of his hand: Edom and Moab and the main part of the Ammonites. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall become ruler of the treasures of gold and of silver, and all the precious things of Egypt, and the Libyans and the Cushites shall follow in his train. (Daniel 11:40-44, ESV)

The peoples listed above are mainly located in North Africa and the Middle East. They are in Muslim-dominated lands and include the Arabs and some of the Turks. Cushites, interestingly enough, may include some in Pakistan. As I have reported here for years, there is a belief that Saudi Arabia made a deal with Pakistan to provide Saudi Arabia nuclear weapons whenever it needs them. Since the Saudis have money and Pakistan has nuclear weapons, this has long seemed like an arrangement of mutual benefit.

Iran is NOT listed as a major part of the King of the South (it is not directly listed in Daniel 11:40-43), and hence may be neutralized somehow prior to the final rise of the King of the South.

Saudi Arabia also announced an Islamic military confederation last month consisting of nations in the Middle East and North Africa, and without Iran (see ‘Saudi Arabia Announces 34-Nation Islamic Alliance Against Terrorism’ to Protect the ‘Islamic Nation’: Is the King of the South starting to form?).  The Iranian deal is pushing towards the military coalition that will be led by the final King of the South.

There are more and more reports in the news about actions that seem to be leading to the formation of the power that will be led by the final King of the South.


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